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I'd like to be an assistant producer to a reality show.
My grandfather was a movie producer, and so I grew up on movie sets.
As a producer, you're pretty much creating a body of work that an artist has to stand behind.
DJ Jazzy Jeff
I guess I'm just the kind of person who likes to do it all. It's fun to put on the writer's hat and go hide by myself with my computer for six months. Then it's fun to come out and put the director hat on and deal with all the things that a director deals with. Then it's fun to just be the producer and, um, not do anything.
I do a lot of co-writing with my producer RedOne, and then a lot on my own. I just like to be creative.
So it is fair enough that you are paying me what I ask for, because it is my name you are using to sell the film. If the producer gives me a guarantee that he will sell the film at a lower price to the distributors, fair enough, then I will charge less!
It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios. I really don't like that part. I'm much more interested in the material.
I would love to do some straight drama. A lot of times it's not up to the actor, it's up to the producer. It's up to the powers that be.
I think the rise of China is inevitable, because China has moved from a low-cost producer, at low levels of technology, to higher levels of technology, and because it's very competitive, even in some high-tech products they offer at very competitive rates - much lower than their competitors.
From a producer's point of view, of course, 'Law & Order' presents an ideal - a show that is almost entirely actor-proof, that can keep going and going no matter what happens to the cast or how many actors demand raises.
To be a good producer, one needs to be able to eat lunch, and make ill-informed decisions.
Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch, she to this day never gets credit. It really kills me.
A friend of mine had died, and I went for an audition. It was weird and cathartic: the producer was very excited about the piece, but my brain wasn't working, and it all seemed really pointless and fickle. I told them I didn't want to be there any more, and left. It was the most terrifying and empowering audition experience I've had.
As a director, my job is to spend money, and the producer's is to save money. Masoom, Bandit Queen and the first Queen Elizabeth have been my most uncompromised films.
I live a normal life. But I'm always thinking about what I'm going to do next, musically. 'Do I need a fresh producer? What was Peter Gabriel doing when he was 32?'
For the good producer, raising capital is about the last thing to worry about. If you're good, the money comes very easily.
I'm just trying to tell a nice story. Whether you're a writer or a producer, all you want to do is tell a good yarn.
My dad is a successful television producer, director and writer and my mom's a director and writer.
The first principle of the market economy is that it is comprised of many small buyers and sellers, which implies a substantial degree of equity. Another fundamental market principle is that costs are internalized in the producer's price.
A dream of mine is to become an executive producer and writer. I would love if that ended up happening to me in the future.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they're hot.
I think from the age of thirteen, I really wanted to be a producer and I've always thought that the producer was the top of the tree.
The record producer is the music world's equivalent of a film director.
A producer is always behind the scenes, even more in the movies - nobody sees you. I didn't even meet most of the actors. When I worked on 'Top Gun,' I never met Tom Cruise. You were always in the background.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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